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  1. Catalytic Converter Stolen_Bypass Experience?

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    Two weeks ago I purchased a 2005 Element EX as a winter daily driver. Overnight the Catalytic Converter was stolen from the vehicle. Unfortunately the resonator and muffler section was cut making a like new factory repair more difficult without replacing that section. My question #1. If I opted...
  2. 02 Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 1

    Problems & Issues
    Hello all. I am trying to get to the bottom of a p0420 code that appeared after i installed a new downstream oxygen sensor. I am sure i'm going to have to replace a my cat as i had previously had misfires that have now been solved. My bigger concern though are my O2 Sensors and the voltage they...
  3. Codes & Advice: Catalytic Converter, Exhaust, Valves

    Maintenance and Service
    My 2006 Element has about 220,000 miles on it, still getting between 20-23 mpg and the engine itself is as strong as ever. However just got home from a tour around Texas and my check engine light has come on. Codes P0420: Catalyst Efficiency below Threshold (Bank1) - I believe there is a...
  4. Newly install Catalytic Converter - Now Idle Issues

    Problems & Issues
    Hi everyone looking for some help. I just had a new catalytic converter installed at the honda dealership on my 2003 element EX. This, after mine was stolen right off my car in the street one night here in los angeles. Anyway, when driving out of the dealership after picking up the car the...
  5. Catalytic converter replacement and cat-clamp install write up

    Maintenance and Service
    A little new here - hoping this is the right forum for this: As reported in this thread ( I had my catalytic converter stolen of my 2006 EX-P Element in Chicago. Just thought I would do a quick write up on the parts I...
  6. Need some advice (OEM vs Aftermarket)

    Problems & Issues
    So about two/three weeks ago, my catalytic converter was stolen. Did the standard song and dance (police report, insurance claim, took it to a shop) but my insurance didn't replace the stolen parts with OEM, but aftermarket parts. A day after getting my baby back, my check engine light came on...
  7. Womp womp - stolen catalytic converter

    Problems & Issues
    :-( Do I replace with a universal or a factory? If I go with a universal because a) I don't have to use my insurance and b) so if it happens again I won't want to give up my Element, what are the major differences between a factory and after -market part? I have to take the emissions test once a...
  8. Catalytic Converter

    Maintenance and Service
    Recently replaced entire exhaust system to my '04 Element, <50k and 7yrs 5 mos. under the catalytic converter warranty. The dealer said that I would have to pay the cost of a new catalytic converter because rust wasn't covered under the warranty, even though there were no problems with it. I...
  9. Need Advice: Need new Catalytic Converter, are generic brands reliable? how reliable?

    Under The Hood / Performance
    My check engine light is on and I need to pass state inspection (with emissions) in NY. The garage said the computer code says I need a new catalytic converter, and quoted me over $1000. The converter itself is the bulk of this though, running around $850. My car is 03 Element EX 4wd, with...